Monthly Archives September 2014

Panelists discuss mental health in New Hampshire

By CASEY McDERMOTT Monitor staff Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (Published in print: Wednesday, September 24, 2014)   The front lines of mental health are not confined to psychiatrists’ offices or community mental health centers. That much was made clear at a panel discussion convened by Riverbend Community Health Center at Concord High School last night. Sometimes, mental health first responders are actually police officers, firefighters or EMS personnel – like the ones New Hampshire Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes oversees. More people are turning to 911 as a resource when they’re confronting a mental health crisis, Barthelmes said, because they know
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Riverbend Community Mental Health Center to hold town hall on mental health

By CASEY McDERMOTT Monitor staff Monday, September 22, 2014 (Published in print: Monday, September 22, 2014) Riverbend Community Mental Health Center is holding a town hall-style meeting on mental health in hopes that it will help spur an ongoing public conversation in the Concord area. At 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Concord High School auditorium, Riverbend President and CEO Peter Evers will be joined by a panel of local leaders – New Hampshire Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes, Concord Hospital emergency room physician Mike Lynch, Rundlett Middle School Assistant Principal Heather Barker and N.H. Medical Director of the Bureau of Behavioral
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Making Connections for Healthy Minds

Town Hall Meeting for Families To Offer Guidance to Parents How do you spot the signs of mental illness in young people? Where do you turn when you know something is wrong, but you aren’t sure how to find help? Is our system of behavioral health doing enough for young people? How do we break the stigma surround mental illness? Inspired by national events, Riverbend is hosting a first of its kind town hall meeting for families. We have invited top officials from health care, hospitals, law enforcement and education to talk about the programs available, and to discuss with
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Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards $10,000 to Riverbend’s Child Anxiety Program

Riverbend Community Health Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant to the Children Anxiety Program from Lincoln Financial Foundation. This grant will support school-based group support for children in four Concord area schools to teach children and teens the skills needed to effectively recognize unwanted anxiety and manage the accompanying thoughts, feelings and behaviors. “We have long known that anxiety is a significant problem among school children,” states Chris Cummings, Director of the Children’s Intervention Program at Riverbend. “We are very excited by this support that provides an opportunity to offer groups to children in the setting– their school– where
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